I have been using the Clinique Derma White Super City Block in SPF 40 on and off since mid of last year. Before getting the full-sized tube, I had a miniature version which I used for a week and thought it was a pretty decent sunblock at that time. But I came across a better sunscreen a few months later and the Clinique sunblock hardly got to see the light of day since.
From the swatch, you can see that the cream is tinted and dispenses as a light beige tint. It is not an exact match and is actually a wee bit more yellow on me.
The sunblock is a little thick and can be difficult to spread especially if you have dry or dehydrated skin. During drier days, I find that the sunblock has a tendency to drag and sit on flaky bits of skin. You’d need to have a well moisturised face before using it. So I think it may be more suitable for folks with oilier skin.
The Clinique sunblock takes a while to absorb and I can actually “feel” it sitting on my face. It is also a little tacky probably because it doesn’t absorb fully. I can’t recall the sample size tube giving me as many problems so it may be possible that the cream actually thickened over time? It is unlikely but it sure does seem that way.
Sadly, the Derma White City Block does not really work for me. I think if you generally have good or normal skin, the sunblock won’t be as troublesome. However my skin tends to be rather fickle and I would prefer something that applies and absorbs better. On the bright side, it does not break me out and with SPF40 PA+++, it offers good protection.
The Clinique Derma White Super City Block is available at Clinique counters nationwide and costs RM135 for each 30ml tube.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 8.8%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Titanium Dioxide 6.6%, Octisalate 2%
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eautrioctyldodecyl Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Steareth-2, Silica, Aluminum Stearate, Angelica Acutiloba (Japanese Angelica) root extract, Porphyra Yezoensis (Algae) extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) extract/Extrait d’orge, Zizyphus Jujuba fruit extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (peony) root extract, cucumis Sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seedcake, Saccharomyces Lysate extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) flower extract, Rosa Roxburghii fruit extract, Paeonia Albiflora (peony) root extract, Gardenia Florida extract, lecithin, Poria Cocos Sclerotium extract, Propylene Glycol dicaprate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), yeast extract/faex/extrait de levure, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) root extract, citric acid, peg-100 stearate, Betula Alba (birch) bark extract, acetyl glucosamine, tocopheryl acetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) extract, caffeine, magnesium ascorbyl, phosphate, squalane, glycyrrhetinic acid, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) root extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) bran extract, Ceteth-2, peg-40 stearate, sorbitan tristearate, magnesium aluminum silicate, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, tricaprylin, sucrose, stereath-20, sodium rna, sodium stearate, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, stearic acid, pantethine, Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycine Soja (soybean) seed extract, glycerin, barium sulfate, glucose, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, polyethylene, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, Citrus Unshiu peel extract, xanthan gum, disodium edta, bht, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, mica, iron oxides (Ci-77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (Ci 77891) [ILN29176]